||Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework|
This is the only comprehensive, authoritative guide to building Conversational User Interfaces (CUI, a.k.a. bots, chatbots, or chatterbots) with the Microsoft Bot Framework. Reflecting the next radical revolution in human-computer interaction, it will help you leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to empower new and existing applications with stunningly intuitive conversational interfaces.
Long-time Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo begins with high-level explanations of what Microsoft Bot Framework is, what you can do with it, and why it matters so much. Next, he presents the foundational knowledge you need to start creating real bots and CUIs. Step by step, you'll learn how to build message dialogs, manage conversations, interact with framework APIs, and incorporate powerful natural language processing with Microsoft's advanced Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS). Mayo also offers detailed guidance on deploying your customized bots to ke ...
||Programming for the Internet of Things|
Creating programs for the Internet of Things offers you an opportunity to build and program custom devices whose functionality is limited only by your imagination. This book teaches you to do exactly that, with solutions presented in a step-by-step format. When you read this book, you not only learn the fundamentals of device programming you will also be ready to write code for revolutionizing devices and robots.
You don't need to be an expert in low-level programming to benefit from this book. It explains basic concepts and programming techniques before diving into the more complicated topics. Each of the book's chapters and appendices contains a suitable level of detail to help you quickly master device programming.
Build Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that target interconnected embedded devices; Design and implement background apps for seamless integration with hardware components; Use intrinsic UWP functionality to detect and track human fa ...
||iOS 11 Swift Programming Cookbook|
iOS 11, Swift 4, and Xcode 9 provide many new APIs for iOS developers. With this cookbook, you'll learn more than 170 proven solutions for tackling the latest features in iOS 11 and watchOS 4, including new ways to use Swift and Xcode to make your day-to-day app development life easier. This collection of code-rich recipes also gets you up to speed on continuous delivery and continuous integration systems.
Ideal for intermediate and advanced iOS developers looking to work with the newest version of iOS, these recipes include reusable code on GitHub, so you can put them to work in your project right away.
Among the topics covered in this book: New features in Swift 4 and Xcode 9; Tools for continuous delivery and continuous integration; Snapshot testing and test automation; Creating document-based applications; Updated Map view and Core Location features; iOS 11's Security and Password Autofill; Data storage with Apple's Core Data; Creating lively user interfaces with UI Dynamics; ...
||Programming with MicroPython|
It's an exciting time to get involved with MicroPython, the re-implementation of Python 3 for microcontrollers and embedded systems. This practical guide delivers the knowledge you need to roll up your sleeves and create exceptional embedded projects with this lean and efficient programming language. If you're familiar with Python as a programmer, educator, or maker, you're ready to learn—and have fun along the way.
Author Nicholas Tollervey takes you on a journey from first steps to advanced projects. You'll explore the types of devices that run MicroPython, and examine how the language uses and interacts with hardware to process input, connect to the outside world, communicate wirelessly, make sounds and music, and drive robotics projects.
Work with MicroPython on four typical devices: PyBoard, the micro:bit, Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express, and ESP8266/ESP32 boards; Explore a framework that helps you generate, evaluate, and evolve embedded projects that solve re ...
||Sams Teach Yourself Go in 24 Hours|
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Go in 24 Hours will help new and experienced programmers build software that's simpler, more reliable, and far more scalable. This book's straightforward, step-by-step approach guides you from setting up your environment through testing and deploying powerful solutions. Using practical examples, expert Go developer George Ornbo walks you through Go's fundamental constructs, demonstrates its breakthrough features for concurrent and network programming and illuminates Go's powerful new idioms. Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Learn how to: Get productive quickly with Go development tools and web servers; Master core features, including strings, functions, structs, and methods; Work with types, variables, functions, and control structures; Make the most of Go's arrays, slices, and maps; Write powerful concurrent software with Goroutines and c ...
||Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 5th Edition|
Are you new to programming and have decided that Java is your language of choice? Are you a wanna-be programmer looking to learn the hottest lingo around? Look no further! Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 5th Edition is the easy-to-follow guide you'll want to keep in your back pocket as you work your way toward Java mastery! In plain English, it quickly and easily shows you what goes into creating a program, how to put the pieces together, ways to deal with standard programming challenges, and so much more.
Whether you're just tooling around or embarking on a career, this is the ideal resource you'll turn to again and again as you perfect your understanding of the nuances of this popular programming language. Packed with tons of step-by-step instruction, this is the only guide you need to start programming with Java like a pro.
Updated for Java 9, learn the language with samples and the Java toolkit; Familiarize yourself with decisio ...
||Learn Java the Easy Way|
Java is the world's most popular programming language, but it's known for having a steep learning curve. Learn Java the Easy Way takes the chore out of learning Java with hands-on projects that will get you building real, functioning apps right away.
You'll start by familiarizing yourself with JShell, Java's interactive command line shell that allows programmers to run single lines of code and get immediate feedback. Then, you'll create a guessing game, a secret message encoder, and a multitouch bubble-drawing app for both desktop and mobile devices using Eclipse, an industry-standard IDE, and Android Studio, the development environment for making Android apps.
As you build these apps, you'll learn how to: Perform calculations, manipulate text strings, and generate random colors; Use conditions, loops, and methods to make your programs responsive and concise; Create functions to reuse code and save time; Build graphical user interface (GUI) elements, including buttons, men ...
||A Common-Sense Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms|
Use Big O notation, the primary tool for evaluating algorithms, to measure and articulate the efficiency of your code, and modify your algorithm to make it faster. Find out how your choice of arrays, linked lists, and hash tables can dramatically affect the code you write. Use recursion to solve tricky problems and create algorithms that run exponentially faster than the alternatives. Dig into advanced data structures such a ...
||Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology|
Functional programming is on the rise because it lets you write simpler, cleaner code, and its emphasis on immutability makes it ideal for maximizing the benefits of multiple cores and distributed solutions. So far nobody's invented the perfect functional language—each has its unique strengths. In Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology, you'll investigate the philosophies, tools, and idioms of five different functional programming languages.
See how Swift, the development language for iOS, encourages you to build highly scalable apps using functional techniques like map and reduce. Discover how Scala allows you to transition gently but deeply into functional programming without losing the benefits of the JVM, while with Lisp-based Clojure, you can plunge fully into the functional style. Learn about advanced functional concepts in Haskell, a pure functional language making powerful use of the type system with type inference and type classes. And see how fu ...
||A Swift Kickstart, 2nd Edition|
This is the perfect book for the experienced developer who wants to get serious about learning the Swift programming language. If you know at least one modern programming language, this book will teach you how to think and program in Swift. Swift's design is inspired by elements from object-oriented, functional, and generic programming.
As the language matures and improves, this book changes to reflect the latest best practices and coding style. This second edition to the best-selling Swift introduction has been updated to the latest Swift 4 release. It's never been easier to get started with Swift as this edition supports the new iOS Swift Playgrounds along with improved support for Xcode playgrounds. This means you can code along on a Mac or an iPad.
The book begins with an introduction to basic components of programming in Swift: functions, variables and constants, collections, and types from the Swift Standard Library. In the second part, create and use y ...
||Mastering Bitcoin, 2nd Edition|
Join the technological revolution that's taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.
Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it's already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.
The second edition includes:A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives;An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers ...